Once again, the major stock indexes rallied higher after a quick decline in the first hour of the trading session. This same pattern seems to be repeating nearly every trading day since late December 2011. Many traders and investors are now looking for this pattern to occur on a daily basis before the noon hour.
There is a key trend line on the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) stretching from January 31st, to the low of yesterday. This line has been hit multiple times between these two points and has bounced each and every time. Again, the market hammered this line twice in the morning session of trading today. Each time the 10 minute candle on the SPY closed below.
Once again, the major stock indexes have found a low by the noon hour and then floated higher into the afternoon. Nearly everyday we see the same pattern repeat over and over. The trading volume remains extremely light which generally favors the upside in the stock market. Traders must remember the old market adage that states, never short a dull market.
The markets are hovering slightly lower on the trading day. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) is trading at $134.58, -0.21 (-0.16%). While the markets remain overbought, the free money policy of the Federal Reserve and light volume propping has created the best start in 25 years in the market. The scary aspect of this is that the rocket will eventually run out of fuel and fall to earth quickly.
Once again, the inverse relationship between the U.S. Dollar Index and the major stock indexes works. This morning, the U.S. Dollar Index futures started the day higher and then just plummeted before the opening bell. This same pattern played out yesterday and the nearly everyday before that.
Sometimes it is scary to see manipulation in full swing in the stock market. Actually, it is always scary to think such blatant manipulation can occur and by the leading powers in the "free" world. Let's set the stage. The markets opened slightly lower. No big deal here. They slowly inched lower on light volume, heading for the master support of $133.80 on the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY).
3 Reasons Why The Stock Market Should Close After The Super Bowl
Last night, the New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots in the highly anticipated Super Bowl. The game was watched by more than 100 million viewers. The day after the Super Bowl should simply be declared a national holiday in the United States. Many stores could hold sales and promotional events to try and generate business leading up to the game and even the day after the event.
As the market trades near 52 week and multi year highs, the media continues to pump an economic recovery that has every retail investor turning into a bull. Strange and scary coincidences are emerging in comparison to previous market mega drops. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) is trading at $134.21, -0.36 (-0.27%).